Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast 47: Pianist Nicolas Hodges discusses Messiaen’s Des Canyons aux étoiles

Nicolas Hodges appears at the BBC Proms 2019 in a performance of Messiaen’s Des Canyon aux étoiles.

Here he discusses the different ways birdsong sounds across the world, how eight weeks when he was a teenager made contemporary music inescapable, and what happens in the moment between the final note of a piece of music and the applause beginning. 

The podcast is available on Audioboom or Spotify.

Recorded at Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer on Wednesday 23 July 2019.

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